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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Imagine a player who wanted to sign off in 2 (that is, he planned to bid 2 and pass partner's 2). In order to compete to 3 over an intervention of 2, he would normally use lebensohl. A direct bid of 3 would ...
How would you have acted?
"Tell 'em what you play unless you think they know" is, as Frances suggests, about as close as you can get to a perfect regulation while still allowing room for obfuscation and fudge, the chief stock in trade of high officialdom everywhere. If you removed the last five words, I ...
Defense is hard
See above. Against opponents not of the sharpest, playing low from dummy and ducking East's queen may result in the opponents mishandling A10xxx facing Qxx.
The Adventures of Mrs. I. Fixum
Two and a half. Friday night at Farnborough bridge club. Was regarded as craven not to redouble in those days, so when an opponent doubled 7NT on the grounds of a slow trick in one of our suits, he conceded 2980 (yes, it was that long ago) as we had ...
Defense is hard
I think Richard must subconsciously have put up dummy’s J at trick one. Either that or he’s been on the scrumpy again. Sure, you [i]might[/i] put up the jack at trick one, but you might not. Against opponents of sufficient doziness, if you duck unconcernedly in ...
Play or defend?
Could have been worse. If you'd played it from South and the robot had led K you'd have been even more annoyed. Of course, GIB will do this sort of thing fairly often. It has no concept of saving declarer a guess, so it will never encounter a ...
Play or defend?
Oh, I don't know. Leading a heart from J9x may well be the only way to get a trick in the suit if declarer has Axxxx and dummy K10xx, for example.
Defense is hard
Why do you have to be a genius or a beginner? After all, many players between those classes are capable of realising that with (say) an ace to knock out in 3NT, winning from Kxx at trick one is a hopeless play (just as it would be from Axx).
Defense is hard
I may be missing something, but if partner really has led from K973 does not the return of 5 potentially cost a trick as well as a tempo?
Who should 'scape whipping?
Mildly surprised at this kind of thing. After all, it seemed to me at the time and seems to me still that West didn’t have a bad hand for a 4-3 fit. Why, if push came to shove even violating my own Law could have been a winner (Qx ...

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